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LEOs shot, 1 dead while responding to mobile home fire

The suspect was arrested and is being held without bond; he faces murder and arson charges

The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana State Police say two St. Mary Parish sheriff's deputies are out of critical condition, and the man accused of shooting them and killing two other people has been booked with arson and two counts each of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

Trooper Stephen Hammons says 48-year-old Wilbert Thibodeaux of Charenton is being held without bond in the Iberia Parish jail.

Hammons says the body of 78-year-old Eddie Lyons of Charenton was found in a mobile home that had been set on fire Saturday before someone told police that an armed man was walking down a street near the Chitimacha tribal casino.

Thibodaux is accused of shooting Lyons, then a tribal police officer and two deputies who answered the report.

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Hammons says the officers' names will be released Monday.




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